8 May, 2024
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Amy Rees, Director General, Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service

Breaking the cycle: building a whole-system model of resettlement

Since 2008, the reoffending rate in England and Wales has fluctuated around 30%, with two-thirds of prisoners released from short sentences going on to reoffend. This leads to unfulfilled potential among ex-offenders, significant costs to the taxpayer, and unnecessary suffering for communities across the country. This policy problem has proven a longstanding challenge, but there is an opportunity to think again about how government, delivery agencies and their partners can work together to improve resettlement outcomes.  

Any new resettlement model must learn from best practice at the local level, emphasise the benefits of collaboration across different agencies and sectors, and utilise data to more efficiently support ex-offenders and identify what works.  

Reform is delighted to welcome Amy Rees, Director General Chief Executive, HM Prison and Probation Service,  to share her reflections on how HMPPS is approaching this challenging policy area and what more can be done to break the cycle.

This is an invite-only, Chatham House roundtable supported by Newton Europe.

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